Archive of January 23, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 23, 2020

At Mass for Life, 10,000 pilgrims pack National Shrine

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:15 pm .- An estimated 10,000 pilgrims traveled from both near and far to attend Mass at the National Prayer Vigil for Life celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Chaput looks back: 'I’m proud of the things that we have done together'

Jan 23, 2020 - 05:30 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput officially stood down as leader of the Philadelphia archdiocese on Thursday. He spoke to CNA about what it means to be a bishop.

Filipino bishops urge caution amid coronavirus report

Jan 23, 2020 - 04:20 pm .- Filipino Church leaders have urged parishioners to be extra cautious amidst a deadly outbreak of coronavirus, which has affected hundreds of people in China and spread to other countries as well.

Disability advocates applaud Manx legislature for rejecting assisted suicide inquiry

Jan 23, 2020 - 04:09 pm .- Legislators on the Isle of Man voted Wednesday to note a debate on assisted suicide, instead of supporting further inquiry into whether the crown dependency's legislation on the matter should be reformed.

Federal money to go to Texas women's health program without abortion providers

Jan 23, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- A Texas women’s health program that bars funding for health care providers that perform abortions has been approved for federal funding by the Trump administration, making it the first program to receive federal Medicaid funding while excluding abortion providers.

Church of England affirms sex is only for heterosexual marriage

Jan 23, 2020 - 02:05 pm .- Sex is reserved for married heterosexual couples, new pastoral guidance from the Church of England has affirmed. The new guidance also draws a clear distinction between marriage and civil partnerships, noting that sexual relations are not proper to the latter. 

Aiming for pastoral presence in Philadelphia, Perez says he learned from Chaput

Jan 23, 2020 - 01:35 pm .- The next Archbishop of Philadelphia said Thursday that he is glad for a homecoming to his native archdiocese, that he is inspired by the example of his predecessor, and that he aims to make pastoral presence the hallmark of his spiritual leadership.

St. Timothy's relics moved to Rome for Week of Christian Unity

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:28 am .- The relics of St. Timothy are in Rome this week for veneration during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Pope Francis wants 'holistic approach' to Middle East, UN Security Council told

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Pope Francis is concerned about the worsening situation in the Middle East, and is urging a continued commitment to dialogue in the region, a senior Vatican diplomat told the United Nations Security Council Wednesday. 

School choice law rooted in anti-Catholicism, Supreme Court hears

Jan 23, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Oral arguments were heard Jan. 22 on the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which involves the 1972 Montana state constitution’s prohibition on public funding of religious institutions.

Suspension revoked for Vatican’s financial watchdog authority

Jan 23, 2020 - 07:30 am .- The new head of the Vatican Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF) announced Thursday that the Vatican’s internal financial watchdog’s suspension from an international group has been revoked, and the AIF can resume collaboration with foreign financial intelligence units.

Cleveland's Bishop Nelson Perez to lead Philadelphia archdiocese

Jan 23, 2020 - 04:25 am .- Bishop Nelson Perez of Cleveland was appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia Thursday, returning to the local Church of his priestly ordination.

‘Follow me:’ How John Paul II and Benedict XVI led a Catholic back to the faith

Jan 23, 2020 - 04:00 am .- How Angelo Ciappelloni found his faith at the funeral of John Paul II.